• Suntzu1084

    I would like to hear players and industry leaders views on the pros and cons of these two formats. The salary cap format seems to offer huge prizes but the percentage of winning players looks very low. This in turn makes people upset who lose all the time and causes drama for Dfs. I dont want to cause problems so I won’t say much more but I would like to hear other people’s views. Mine is that if more players who lost all the time knew about the snake draft format option , dk and fd would not have a problem merging. Because there would not be two big companies there would be 3.

  • Suntzu1084

    Lol nobody cares. It’s cool atleast I got myself figured out.

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    I like the idea of more dynamic formats for smaller contests, like 10 people and less. With that many people a format like a snake draft where you have to adjust your strategy based on other people would be great. I also like the idea of an auction draft, which is a bit fairer than a snake draft because there’s no luck in getting a good spot in the order.

  • Suntzu1084

    Good stuff awesemo ,I appreciate you responding. You are a great player.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    As someone that plays more for fun and usually just a single lineup or two a night, i’d be interested in trying other kind of formats like this.

    The negatives (and why it isn’t the desired choice) should be fairly obvious…just from a logistics stand point it’s difficult, as your no longer on your time, as you need to draft. This may be fine for NFL, but for other sports it can be less than optimal, especially for anyone that works…and it makes it even harder to play multiple contests. I’ll keep from babbling on about that, since like I said, the negatives are self-evident.

    Again, personally, I would like a new challenge. Something different. And I like the idea of a world without cut and paste lineups, sky high ownership percentages and having to adjust your strategies on the fly…
    My question (fear) though, is why would this end up any different than any other form of DFS?
    The OP seems to be proposing this as a safe haven of sorts, but wouldn’t the top players be able to create programs that help them. While you’re adjusting strategy and making pressured decisions in a set time, won’t they just have an optimized pick spot out by a program? Couldn’t they potentially have a computer making all their picks, drafting 100’s of lu’s at once, while you’re struggling to get a couple drafts in between dinner and lock?
    I suppose, if the stakes/prizes are small enough maybe it’s not worth their time…but from what I’ve seen in this industry, if there’s smaller prizes all that does is keep casual players away (as it’s seen as a waste of time) while the Sharks are anywhere there’s money to be played…

    Hopefully some of that makes some sense. Ended up typing quite a bit and am doing it fast on the phone lol…Just the first things that kind of popped into my head, and even though it skewed a bit negative, I do support companies offering variety and trying new things.

  • joerapjr

    Really love this insight here. Thanks for responding awesemo and thanks to Suntzu1084 for starting this thread.

  • ramfan9776

    @suntszu so I was giving a guy a ride to Arbys yesterday and he told me all about draft app. Going to give it a try tmrw.

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